Thesis About Homeschooling

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Homeschooling is said to be a safer way to teach a child, and for religious reasons. Therefore many children and high school students have been taught at home with that claim. A lot of stories and studies have proved the opposite of that. Josh wanted to go to school so badly; he had a feeling that he was missing something fundamental. By the age of sixteen, he had never written an essay, he did not know South Africa was a country and could not solve basic algebra problems. Mehta (2013), states that he wasted so much time of his life to catch up with his peers when he enrolled in school. People take homeschooling lightly not knowing a child’s future is in their hand and they are the ones who have the first hand in shaping it since…show more content…
Parent’s main concern has got to be that their child has friends who he can enjoy himself with. You cannot just put them in certain clubs and assume they would have friends; you put them in a place with limited mindsets and the same way of thinking. It is different if you put them in school and let them choose their own friends who interest them and who would have their back anytime. If you put them with someone like them they will not learn one single new thing. According to HSLDA, (2001) most homeschooled children have limited opportunities to socialize and that leads to developing social phobias and experiencing social awkwardness. For example, not knowing how to deal with a situation because you have no experience or have not seen anyone go through it. Moreover homeschooled children who have been raised to indulge in certain homeschooling subcultures may socialize freely but only in a homogenous group, and have chances to experience a feeling of cultural alienation when they graduate and see the outer world. Ellen, M (2012), made further studies regarding the homeschooling children being anti-social, which is another outcome of homeschooling. She stated that the children who have their education at home are more likely to be anti-social and cannot cope with the real world and are…show more content…
When you are alone most of the time your mind gets consumed and sometimes not with pleasant thoughts. For example remembering really sad moments. According to Coalition for Responsible Home Education (2013), some students suffer from loneliness due to lack of friends. Depression comes along with loneliness. Depression is when you feel down without seeing light or source of hope; you are just stuck in your own misery. Kercheval. C (2013), said that when she was homeschooled she felt depressed because there was not much going in her life, lack of plans and lack of talks with friends. The period she spent homeschooled was the worst to her. The 15 years were hell because of what homeschooling deprived her from. In addition she stated that if she attended a normal school she would not have been depressed because she would know she is just living the normal typical life. When you are surrounded with people little would you feel that you are alone in this life. Going to school to meet lots of people and knowing that everyone is going through something makes you understand life and that suffering is just a part of it. You see people with different goals and interests and that whenever you fall down you step up. Mingling with people removes any speck of depression because you would know you are not alone in this wide
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